Donte DiVincenzo’s role will only be expanded further after the Knicks deal wing players RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley in the OG Anunoby trade.
This was immediately highlighted by DiVincenzo setting a career-high in scoring (38) as he hit seven 3-pointers Saturday night against the Pacers, though the shooting guard couldn’t enjoy his performance after the slumping Knicks completed a trip on 0-3. with a 140-126 loss at Indiana.
“To be honest, I don’t even care about the 38, and I’m not just saying that,” DiVincenzo, who also matched his season high with four steals, said after the game. “I like winning games. Individual results are great, but even Josh Hart said it the other day, statistics don’t mean anything when you lose. That’s really our mindset here.
“So okay, I’ll pat myself on the back, the guys are happy for me, but at the same time we have to focus on the fact that we have a fantastic game at home against the Timberwolves on Monday”.